Wednesday, April 29, 2015

DIY - 2009 Toyota Rav 4 Rear Brakes and Rotors Replacement

This is a DIY for a 2008 Toyota Rav 4 WITH OUT 3rd row seating .

There is a difference in pads and rotors if you have 3rd row seating vs non 3rd row seating 

First thing you do is remove the caliper and the caliper bracket 

Once you have the rotor off inspect your emergency brake shoes because they are inside the rotor and some people when replacing brakes whether they remove the rotor or not do not inspect or even think about replacing the emergency shoes 

In this DIY I'm using a slotted rotor make sure there facing forward 

You noticed in the first photo there are slots and these slots are important because they must line up on the hole in the rotor - That is there so that you can adjust the emergency brake shoes - Make sure you transfer the rubber piece so that water or dirt doesn't get into the shoes 

Gently push the caliper back 

Remember to replace your brake hardware 

The rear pads have wear sensors - If they do not come with your brake hardware kit then remove the old one and transfer to your new pads 

Once you are done then put everything back together the same way you took them off 

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